A day after battling some bees, Derek 'Handyman' Dietrich was ready to fix a stadium lighting issue
There's no mistaking it anymore --
On Monday, Dietrich strapped on a beekeeper's suit and attempted to quash a delay in the Giants-Reds game at Great American Ball Park caused by a swarming mass of bees. It was ridiculous, and his commitment to the task was impressive.
DIETRICH TO THE RESCUE! pic.twitter.com/eYSqUGxFcD— FOX Sports Ohio (@FOXSportsOH) May 6, 2019
Fast-forward to Tuesday night, Dietrich and the Reds were in Oakland set to start a series with the A's -- only, a lighting issue in left field caused another delay in the start of the game.
Naturally, Dietrich showed up again, this time in full "Handyman" mode. And he had a partner this time ...
Lights out in Oakland? No issue for Derek “The Electrician” Dietrich. pic.twitter.com/gCOghDRo6p— Cut4 (@Cut4) May 8, 2019
I'm not sure if a can of Lysol, some tape and ... whatever else Dietrich strapped to his utility belt will help make a difference, but I also don't care. He has the full depth of my trust to fix anything.
We are currently experiencing a lighting malfunction delay in Oakland. (No bees, though.) But it's okay because Derek "Handyman" Dietrich is here! 🛠️ pic.twitter.com/pnQoVYRhon— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) May 8, 2019
Despite Dietrich's efforts, the lighting issue caused a delay of more than an hour before first pitch. To be fair, it did look like a bit much for one person to handle, utility belt or not ...
Maybe the delay threw the Reds off their game -- but not A's starter Mike Fiers, who went on to throw the second no-hitter of his career.
First: Our lights went out— Oakland A's (@Athletics) May 8, 2019
Then: Mike was lights out #RootedInOakland pic.twitter.com/JULnVlUHg1